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Why We Comment

Daniel Kushner | Posted 02.15.2016 | Politics
Daniel Kushner

I hadn't planned that tens of thousands of people would learn what I thought about this election. In the midst of a conversation about the Democratic primary, I wrote an overly long e-mail about one of the candidates. On a lark, I put it on Facebook.

The Ugly Truth About Being A Woman On The Internet

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 12.21.2015 | Women

A new sketch from comedy duo Just Between Us shows just how disrespectful people on the Internet can be, especially to women. In a video titled "Don't...

The Guide to Appropriate Commenting

Heather Kasdan | Posted 12.18.2014 | Comedy
Heather Kasdan

They make me laugh, they make me cry, they make me wish that I knew a world before I thought to read the comments section and then when I realize that I can never go back to that world, they make me cry again.

Shout Out To The Haters: Addressing Some Of My Favorite Negative Comments

Lexi Herrick | Posted 08.13.2014 | Women
Lexi Herrick

Due to the fact that these are all random strangers I have come to find their particularly hateful comments quite humorous. They make for laughable dinner conversation with my family and therefore I thought I would share them.

Is Polite Discourse Online a Contradiction in Terms?

Rachel Thompson | Posted 06.10.2014 | Books
Rachel Thompson

When we are engaged in hot-button topic conversations online, tempers can flare. People can flame. Things can get ugly very fast. Does this mean we should avoid those topics altogether? No, not at all. I'm only saying to give it more thought before responding.

This '90s Guy's Prediction About The Internet Went Horribly Wrong

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 03.12.2014 | Technology

On the World Wide Web's 25th anniversary, it's only right to look back at just how naive we were about it when it launched. Just look at Katie Couric ...

Sofia Vergara Slaps Jimmy Kimmel For Reading A Mean Comment About Her

Posted 01.25.2014 | Celebrity

Jimmy Kimmel brought up a good point on his show Thursday night (Jan. 9), saying that Internet commenters can be incredibly rude. However, he may have...

Mom Bloggers Read Their 'Favorite' Comments

Posted 10.22.2013 | Parents

"Do you want to know what I think?" So begins one of the nastier messages read aloud in this funny mashup of mom bloggers -- including several HuffPos...

Arianna, Anonymity and Freedom

Bryan Appleyard | Posted 10.22.2013 | Media
Bryan Appleyard

The internet turned anonymity into a new norm. People became accustomed to communicating with unidentified strangers. However, these were a new type of human, a type whose moral agency was eliminated by anonymity.

When Is It Okay for Me to Call You a Nazi?

Kate Gale | Posted 09.30.2013 | Media
Kate Gale

To call someone a Nazi is to trivialize the world's worst genocide. It is to trivialize the great global tragedy of the last century.

Health Enthusiasts Use The Internet, But Don't Comment, Study Finds

Posted 03.28.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jeffrey Kopman Nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of adult Internet users in the United States are Tweeting, posting status updates to Facebook, a...

Can News Sites Stem Horrible Internet Comments?

The Daily Beast | Posted 07.17.2012 | Technology

Online news outlets realized long ago you can have an open commenting space or you can have intelligent conversations—but you can’t have both. Jes...

Who Reads ChristWire?

Bryan Butvidas | Posted 03.19.2012 | Books
Bryan Butvidas

Is ChristWire serious, satire or some weird hybrid? Who are the people that really believe that every story and article on ChristWire must be the gospel truth?

Get To Know An Internet Commenter: Tinkerbell926 From AllRecipes | Posted 12.02.2011 | Home

Review of Chicken Salad with Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato: “VERY GOOD..THO I DID ONLY ADD THE BACON AND THE ONION TO IT…MY HUSBAND DOES NOT LIKE T...

Revealed: The Masterminds Behind Hateful Internet Comments (NSFW VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Here we thought the hateful comments left on YouTube videos were written by millions of people hiding behind the anonymity that internet provides. Nop...